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Friday, Aug. 23-Sunday, Aug. 25: ‘Corvettes at Carlisle’ featuring 5,000-Corvette parade, car show, corral & swap meet; Fri./Sat. 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., see site for admission charges; Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Carlisle, PA; info: www.carlisleevents.com
Saturday, Aug. 24: LI Mopars Car Show featuring Chrysler- & AMC-built vehicles; 6 p.m.-10 p.m.; Applebee’s...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1932 Ford five-window ‘street rod’ owned by Glenn Wubker
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING One of the most memorable scenes from the 1973 film, “American Graffiti,” is the drag race between a souped-up ‘Canary Yellow’ ’32 Ford coupe and a modified ’55 Chevrolet. The Ford, driven by star character John Milner, wins the race as the Chevy veers off the road and overturns. Over the...Read more »
Sunday, Aug. 18: Autoseum Car Show; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., show spectators free, $5 suggested donation for museum admission; 100 County Seat Dr., Mineola; info: www.autoseum.org
Back in Time Cruisers Charity Car Show; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 donation; Mary’s Pizza & Restaurant, 876 Connetquot Ave., Islip Terrace
LI Mopars Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hooters, 25 Smith St., Farmingdale; info: www.longislandmopars.com
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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe owned by Mike Filippone
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The “C3” generation of Corvettes, produced from 1968 to 1982, was distinguished by the unusual “Mako Shark” styling developed by famed auto designer Larry Shinoda. And even though federal emission controls limited horsepower by 1977, Chevrolet still touted that year’s coupe as a “dream car...Read more »
Saturday, Aug. 10: 1st Annual Classic Car Show & Swap Meet hosted by Huntington Moose Lodge & East West Classic Car Club; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 631 Pulaski Rd., Greenlawn; info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 11 LI Cars’ Car Show & Swap Meet; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., spectators $7 Sat., $9 Sun., $13 both days, under 13 free; Belmont Racetrack, Hempstead Tpke., Elmont; info:...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1968 Shelby GT500KR owned by Bob Ravener
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING With its initials standing for “King of the Road” and the name “Shelby” on the rear, the Ford Mustang-based KR was a serious muscle machine. The only thing laughable about this car was the 335-horsepower rating, a figure that was likely understated by more than 20% for insurance purposes. “The ‘King of...Read more »
Sunday, Aug. 4: Lindenhurst Fire Police Squad 4th Annual Car Show; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., adults $5, under 12 free; Heiling Blvd. & Charles St., Lindenhurst; info: 516-398-6674
NY Region Sports Car Club of America Autocross; registration 8:15 a.m.-9 a.m., members $45, non-members $60, spectators free; Nassau Coliseum, Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale; info: www.nyr-scca.org
2013 Sayville Summerfest...Read more »
BMW unveiled the production model of its much-anticipated all-electric car July 29. The car immediately elicited comparisons to the Tesla Model S, which is seen as the current leader for luxury electric cars.
Here's a side-by-side look at some of the specs. Tesla Model S BMW i3 Price: $69,900 (base) $41,350 Range: 230 miles 80 to 100 miles Top Speed: 120 mph 93 mph 0 to 60 mph: 5.9...Read more »
Levittown Ford held its annual Mustang Showdown on Sunday for Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts to show off their prized cars. More than 130 cars were on display at the event, and a portion of the proceeds from the show went to the Wounded Warrior Project to help disabled U.S. veterans.
Don't miss photo and video coverage of the event. ...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1939 Pontiac two-door sedan owned by Bernie Biren
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING When Bernie Biren’s Pontiac debuted in Canada almost 75 years ago, the French Canadian ads touted its many standard features at “a prix beaucoup plus bas” (“a much lower price”). Those features included a front end lifted from the standard 1939 American Pontiac and the rear end – from the door...Read more »